JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 - 2011 November 13     

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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Nov 6, 2011 

POSITRACTION: Hidden Act of Charity


One of Mel Gibson’s Hidden Acts of Charity Revealed
via LewRockwell.com Blog by Lew Rockwell on 10/16/11

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“[Robert Downey, Jr.], who had well-publicized bouts with drinking and drug abuse, said that by sticking up for Gibson, he was simply returning the favor. After his imprisonment and arrests on drug charges made him uninsurable and thus prevented him from being hired in Hollywood, it was Gibson who stepped up and paid his insurance bond on the 2003 film ‘The Singing Detective.’

“‘He kept a roof over my head and put food on my table,’ Downey remembered.

“He said that all Gibson asked in return was that Downey do the same for another person who was struggling.”

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[JR: Here's a lesson in the old "judge not; lest you be judged" and "do your charitable works privately". I'm very careful of forming opinions of folks especially were substances are involved. Everyone has flaws. Have to reserve criticism for those that hold themselves out as an exemplar or a leader and then are found to have very clay feet. Gibson has some strange beliefs but obviously has charity in his heart. I hope that all those with substance problems find their way to peace. Donna Nobis Pacem]

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Nov 6, 2011 

JNEWS: Wanner, Thomas [MC????] runs for mayor in Westwood NJ


Birkner faces pair of rivals in Westwood

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WESTWOOD — The council president and a former mayor are hoping to unseat the current mayor in a battle to run the borough.

Democratic incumbent John Birkner faces challenges from Republican Council President Robert Miller, as well as Thomas Wanner, an independent who was Westwood’s mayor from 2004 to 2007.


Mayor (four-year term)

John Birkner Jr.*, Democrat, associate’s degree from Bergen Community College, attended Ramapo College and Rutgers University.
Robert Miller, Republican, council president, bachelor of science from Rider University.
Thomas Wanner, independent, former mayor, attended Manhattan College.

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Wanner said he will keep a careful eye on spending, noting that when he left office in 2007, the borough had a $2.4 million surplus “which they have been utilizing the last four years to maintain the taxes within a 2 percent cap without making any tough decisions.”

Wanner was critical of the current administration for “debt spending without any consideration on how those expenses will affect taxpayers down the road.” He said he will try to ensure taxes don’t go up.

As for flooding, the former mayor said he tried to acquire a permit in 2007 “to dredge a portion of the Pascack Brook and start the process of cleaning out the brook in sections.” He was unclear as to the status of the permit. He would continue those efforts.

“I tend to be a very passionate person,” said Wanner, a business consultant who helps restore troubled companies.

He, too, will work to get the hospital opened again. “There needs to be more aggressive action in bringing this hospital back,” he said.

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Wanner, Thomas [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Subject: JNEWS: Wanner, Thomas [MC????] runs for mayor in Westwood NJ

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my “stuff” for Thomas.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wanner, Thomas [MC????]

[JR: Help from the readership?]

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Nov 6, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) can’t id Allan, William R. [MC????]


Verizon Delaware President William R. Allan to Retire After 33 Years of Service
By Verizon
Published: Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 – 8:08 am

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 4, 2011 — WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — William R. Allan, president of Verizon Delaware, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year after 33 years of service with Verizon.

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Allan, William R. [MC????]

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On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 11:00 PM, McEneney, Mike (MC1953) wrote:

Dear John,

On checking my “stuff” again, it is not clear whether William received his undergraduate degree at Manhattan in 1977, or his Masters from NYU that year.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. We'll have to see if we can get an answer from the audience. ]

Allan, William R. [MC????]

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Nov 6, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: This week’s treasure hunt

New results (26) for saved search “new jaspers linkedin” | See all results »

Kevin O. GROUP
MBA Candidate 2013, University of Oregon – Charles H. Lundquist College of Business
Eugene, Oregon Area | Logistics and Supply Chain

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | International Affairs

Bivian R.
Civil Engineering Professional
Greater New York City Area | Civil Engineering

Intern at The Riverdale Press
Greater New York City Area | Newspapers

Nicole L.
Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area

Nina F.
Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Higher Education

Student at Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York Area | Libraries

Instructor at Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Greater New York City Area | Oil & Energy

Kathleen K.
professor at Suffolk County Community College
Greater New York City Area | Higher Education

Michael T.
Campus President at American Career Institute
Baltimore, Maryland Area | Education Management

Sales Developement Executive at Symantec
Greater New York City Area | Computer Software

Shawn K.
Engineer at Ammann & Whitney
Greater New York City Area | Architecture & Planning

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Education Management

Matthew M.
Senior Paralegal at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Greater New York City Area | Law Practice

Student at Manhattan College
China | Marketing and Advertising

Lauren B.
Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area

Rory O.
Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Accounting

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Public Relations and Communications

Alyson C.
Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Financial Services

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Marketing and Advertising

David T.
Owner, Entropy Enterprise LLC
Greater New York City Area | Computer Software

Christopher S.
Graduate Assistant- Extended Orientation and Involvement at Texas A&M University
Bryan/College Station, Texas Area | Higher Education

Student at Manhattan College
Greater New York City Area | Computer Hardware

Director of Vocations at Diocese of Bridgeport
Greater New York City Area | Education Management

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[JR: I liked putting the LinkedIn networking items in Jasper Jottings. I thought they added real value. When LinkedIn further restricted it's free offering, this is the result. Teases. But, there must be Jaspers with paid subscriptions. There must be Jaspers who recognize these folks. Once the name was identified, these people would be "find-able". But, I can't do it without help. This is a zero budget operation. So, if you want this, someone has to help.]

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Nov 7, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Communication Department emerges upon the scene


Manhattan College Communication Department

University · Riverdale, New York

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[JR: Yet another source of "official" JHQ stories. ]

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Manhattan College Communication Department

Congratulations to the new Lambda Pi Eta 2011-2012 inductees!

Lindsay Bailey, Brittany Barb, Stephanie Brooks, Robert Colaianni, Katelyn Damian, Maria Del Russo, Michelle Dutton, Olivia Gabriel, Adrienne Hughes, Pablo Kay, Amy Laudicano, Amanda Macaluso, Caileigh Meehan, Taryn Pahigian, Emily Peleti, Matthew Rocco, Elizabeth Schumann, Megan Schumann, Kelly Shine, Jane Smith, Jeanette Settembre, Christina Ton, Danielle Valente, Brianna Yurek, Jennifer Zefi.

Like · · Share · Friday at 12:01pm ·

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[JR: And another source of "invitees" to the Jasper Jottings community. Maybe as comm whizes they can tell me what I am doing wrong. Better yet, maybe I can "kidnap" a successor to this thankless task? And, I can retire and play bocce like Key West Lou. That requires balls right. The retirement part! lol, argh! ]

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Nov 7, 2011 

JNEWS: Bonanno, Justin R. [MC1997] “Rising Star” lawyer


Five Partners of Ganfer & Shore, LLP Named “Super Lawyers” for 2011
Steven J. Shore, Matthew J. Leeds, Mark A. Berman , Ira Brad Matetsky , and Justin R. Bonanno from Ganfer & Shore, LLP named “Super Lawyers” for 2011.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2011

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Ganfer & Shore, LLP, a New York City-based member of the Commercial Section of Primerus, is pleased that five members of the firm have been designated as “New York Super Lawyers” for 2011. The selection of “Super Lawyers” is based on a survey of thousands of fellow lawyers in New York.

Ganfer & Shore’s “Super Lawyers” included Steven J. Shore, a litigation partner who was named as one of the “Top 100″ attorneys in New York City; real estate partner Matthew J. Leeds; litigation partners Mark A. Berman and Ira Brad Matetsky; and litigation partner Justin R. Bonanno, who was named as a “Rising Star.”

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Justin R. Bonanno graduated from Manhattan College in 1997, with a B.A. in Government, and received his J.D. in 2000 from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He focuses his practice on commercial and real estate litigation in the state and federal courts of New York as well as before arbitrators and administrative agencies.

Further information about Ganfer & Shore, LLP and its attorneys can be found on our website at http://www.ganfershore.com

Ganfer & Shore, LLP is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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Bonanno, Justin R. [MC1997]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JOBIT: Schwenker, Sr. Ellen Francis “Agnes” [MC1955 RIP]


Sister Ellen Francis (Agnes) Schwenker (1920 – 2011)

Schwenker OSF, Sister Ellen Francis (Agnes)

Sister Ellen Francis, OSF, (Agnes Schwenker), 90, died on November 7, 2011 at Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 15, 1920 to Rudolph Schwenker, who was born in NYC, NY and her mother Helen Cassidy Schwenker who was born in NJ. She was baptized in St. James Pro Cathedral in Brooklyn. Sister Ellen Francis attended Bay Ridge High School in Brooklyn; Notre Dame Institute in Baltimore; Manhattan College where she received a B.A. and Fordham University Graduate School where she obtained an M.A. in School Administration and Supervision.

Sister Ellen Francis entered the Sisters of St. Francis on January 6, 1944. She was received into the congregation on July 14, 1944; made her first profession of vows on July 14, 1946 and pronounced her perpetual vows on July 14, 1949. She was an elementary school teacher and a principal in various schools in Westchester County. The family will receive friends at WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, Inc. on Wednesday November 9th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church Thursday November 10th at 10 AM. The interment will follow at St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery in Farmingdale, LI. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.westchesterfuneralhome.com

Published in the The Journal News on November 8, 2011


Schwenker, Sr. Ellen Francis “Agnes” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=ellen-schwenker&pid=154520923&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM
Subject: Schwenker, Sr. Ellen Francis “Agnes” 1955RIP]

Dear John,

I believe that Sister Ellen is a member of the Class of 1955.

May She Rest In Piece.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schwenker, Sr. Ellen Francis “Agnes” [MC1955 RIP]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JFACEBOOK: Morales-Woo, Melanie [MC2012] Mental Health Counseling


Morales-Woo, Melanie [MC2012]

Mental Health Counseling

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Nov 8, 2011 

JTWITTER: Jackson, Laura [MC????] “Mens Soccer on ESPN”




Laura Jackson

Tune in today to ESPN3.com at 12PM to watch Manhattan College Mens soccer team take on Fairfield for the MAAC Championship! Go Jaspers!

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[JR: Onlye a Jasper would be that excited?]

Jackson, Laura [MC????]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JNEWS: Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973] BoD Dendreon


Industry Updates: Nov 8, 2011
Dendreon Announces Election of Dennis M. Fenton to Board of Directors

Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced that Dennis M. Fenton has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective November 8, 2011. Dr. Fenton has 30 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience, including over two decades at Amgen, Inc., where he played an instrumental role in the development of the company into a global, fully integrated, multi-billion dollar organization. Dr. Fenton’s broad background includes executive leadership roles in manufacturing, process development, sales and marketing, and operations and quality control.

“Dennis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from the 25 years he spent at Amgen, transforming the company from a small biotech to one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, and we welcome him to Dendreon’s Board of Directors,” said Richard B. Brewer, chairman of the Dendreon Board of Directors.

As one of the longest-tenured staff members at Amgen, Inc., Dr. Fenton worked in and led virtually every function over the years, including research, process development, sales and marketing, and engineering and manufacturing. Most recently, Dr. Fenton served as executive vice president for operations and compliance officer of Amgen, Inc., until 2008. Dr. Fenton played a key role in its growth from a start-up to a leading global biotechnology company with one of the most reliable, efficient and skilled manufacturing operations in the world. He coordinated the design, construction and expansion of manufacturing facilities for Epogen® (epoetin alfa) and Neupogen® (filgrastim), considered two of the premier products in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining Amgen, Inc., Dr. Fenton served as senior research scientist at Pfizer, Inc., and previously was a research associate and graduate student at Rutgers University. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Genelux Corporation, Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and XenoPort, Inc.

“Dennis is one of the true pioneers of biotechnology, playing a key role in the development and manufacturing of truly innovative therapies, which is relevant to the work we’re doing at Dendreon, particularly as we leverage our fixed commercial infrastructure to efficiently meet a large unmet medical need for patients through the commercialization of PROVENGE,” said Mitchell H. Gold, MD, president and chief executive officer.

Dr. Fenton received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College of New York and his doctorate of philosophy from Rutgers University of New Jersey.

About Dendreon

Dendreon Corporation is a biotechnology company whose mission is to target cancer and transform lives through the discovery, development, commercialization and manufacturing of novel therapeutics. The Company applies its expertise in antigen identification, engineering and cell processing to produce active cellular immunotherapy (ACI) product candidates designed to stimulate an immune response in a variety of tumor types. Dendreon’s first product, PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2010. Dendreon is exploring the application of additional ACI product candidates and small molecules for the potential treatment of a variety of cancers. The Company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol DNDN. For more information about the Company and its programs, visit http://www.dendreon.com/.

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Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JNEWS: Pfleging, Edward [MC1998] runs for Oradell council


Three candidates vying for two seats on Oradell council

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Incumbent Michael Harte, running as an Independent candidate, and Republicans Tony Meo and Ed Pfleging are vying for two open Borough Council seats in the Nov. 8 municipal election.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Edward Pfleging

Pfleging is 48 years old and has been a resident of Oradell for 15 years. Pfleging and his wife Karen have three daughters, Victoria, Julia, and Alexandra.

He currently serves on the Oradell Zoning Board of Adjustment as well as the Land Use Ordinance Committee.

He grew up in Teaneck, and graduated from Paramus Catholic High School in 1981. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from SUNY Maritime College in 1986, and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

In 1998, he received an MBA from Manhattan College.

Pfleging is a qualified as a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey, and has been employed by Montefiore Medical Center in New York for the past 22 years.

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Pfleging, Edward [MC1998]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JOY: Catalano, Michael [MC????] engaged


Tina Marie Torricelli, Michael Catalano are engaged
Published: Tuesday, November 08, 2011, 4:34 AM Updated: Tuesday, November 08, 2011, 4:36 AM
By Staten Island Advance

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Tina Marie Torricelli of Rosebank and Michael Catalano of Fort Wadsworth have announced their engagement.

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Mr. Catalano is a graduate of the Michael J. Petrides School, Sunnyside, and earned a bachelor of science degree, magna cum laude, in business management from Manhattan College, the Bronx. He is an administrative assistant with Con Edison in Travis.

The couple is planning a March 2013 wedding.

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Catalano, Michael [MC????]

[JR: Mozel Tov! A good week when I collect good news. ]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JOY: Catalano, Michael [MC????] engaged

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my “stuff” for Michael.



[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. We'll have to depend on the readership.]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JNEWS: Maybury, Joan [MC1998] runs for Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor


Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor

Joan Maybury (incumbent)

Party Affiliations: Conservative, Republican

Experience: One term as town supervisor, former Mount Pleasant Town Councilmember, former teacher at Columbus Elementary School

Education: Bachelor’s degree from College of Mount St. Vincent, master’s degree from Manhattan College

Goals: Maybury wants to keep taxes at a minimum, offer necessary services in cost-effective manner.

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Maybury, Joan [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:02 PM
Subject: Maybury, Joan 1998] runs for Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor

Dear John,

I believe that Joan is a member of the Class of 1998.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maybury, Joan [MC1998]

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[JR: She won.]

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Nov 8, 2011 

JNEWS: Boss, Bill [MC1967?] Distinguished School Board Service


On Board Online • November 7, 2011
By Brian Butry Staff writer

Bill Boss, a member of the Orange-Ulster BOCES school board, is the 2011 winner of the NYSSBA’s Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service.

Boss, who has served as a school board member for nearly 30 years, received the award from NYSSBA President Florence Johnson Thursday, Oct. 27, in Buffalo, at the NYSSBA’s Annual Convention.

“Bill is a familiar and respected fixture in school board circles around the state,” said Johnson. “His colleagues said he embodies everything this award is about: energy, passion, devotion and leadership. For three decades, Bill has made public education and the children of New York State his main focus.”

Boss began his school board service on the Greenwood Lake School Board in 1982. He spent twelve years on the board and served as both president and vice president during his tenure. He joined the Orange-Ulster BOCES school board in 1989 and has held a number of leadership roles, including vice president.

Boss is also involved with the Orange County School Boards Association where he serves as legislative co-chair. He was president of the organization from 1990 to 1993.

A longtime resident of Greenwood Lake, Boss is involved in several community organizations. He is a long standing member of the Gaelic Cultural Society of Greenwood Lake and Project Children – a cultural exchange program with students from Northern Ireland.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented each year to one current or former school board member among the thousands in the state who has done the most for public education and the children of his or her community. It is the highest tribute NYSSBA bestows upon a school board member.

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Boss, Bill [MC1967?]

[JR: Submitted anonymously.]

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Nov 9, 2011 

JHQ: Merrill, Caleb [MC2012] reports from Dachau 11/14 1600


Why Did I Come Here: Reflections on a Visit to Dachau? Caleb Merrill ’12

Monday, November 14, 2011 4.00pm

Manhattan College student Caleb Merrill, class of 2012, reflects on his visit to Dachau while studying abroad in the Rodriguez Room/Miguel 311. For more information, please contact Dr. Pamela Chasek, International Studies ext. 7248 or email pamela.chasek @manhattan.edu.

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[JR: This sounds fascinating.]

Merrill, Caleb [MC2012]

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Nov 9, 2011 

JNEWS: Carey, Chris [MC1984] wins District 9 County Legislator


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Nov 9, 2011 

JNEWS: Maybury, Joan [MC1998] wins Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor


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Nov 9, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: Notched another “best answer”

[JR: Be nice if we had a "social media fast response team". I can do the odd items in Yahoo Answers, but what about FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and GOOGLE+? Any volunteers. I'll just put this in the daily. Other forums are where the newbs and even some n00bs hang. This needs better than me. Some uber nerds; not just one fat old white guy injineer. Remember "learn, love, and leave a legacy"?]

[JR: Reconsidered. newbs and n00bs need not apply.]

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Nov 10, 2011 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots a Jasper’s relative

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM
Subject: Sister Mary Ellen Brosnan SC RIP

Dear John,

Wednesday’ NY Daily News has an Obituary for Sister Mary Ellen Brosnan. She is the daughter of the former Chairman of the Manhattan College Board of Trustees, and former Chancellor of the NY State Board of Regents, John Brosnan (MC ?), for whom the Chancellors Room is named. Her Brother John P. Brosnan, Esq. ’49 was the Valedictorian of his Class. Sister was president of Elizabeth Seton College from 1975 to 1989. A great family!

May She Rest In Peace.

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Agreed, a great family. Maybe it was easier in those dayso have a great family?] 

[JR: And, this gentle readers is why the eyeball is better than Google.]

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Nov 10, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: @jasperjottings routes into here


[JR: For those unaware, @jasperjottings routes into thus desk. It carries the headlines of everything posted on http://jasperjottings-daily.com and can receive your input. You know; those things you want us to publish about your fellow Jaspers.]

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Nov 10, 2011 

JEMAIL: Ferrara, Richard (MC1972) reports Napolitano, Allan [MC2007] won


Elections: Harrington Park mayor and council

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Allan Napolitano

Candidate for council


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Napolitano, Allan [MC2007]

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From: Ferrara, Richard (MC1972)
Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM
Subject: Allan Napolitano won his election

Harrington Park Independents sweep the election

HARRINGTON PARK – Independent Mayor Paul Hoelscher was re-elected to office alongside fellow

Independents Joon Chung and Allan Napolitano, who unseated Republican incumbents Michael Hunken

and Michelle Ryan.

[JR: Thanks, Rich. Much appreciated.]

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Nov 11, 2011 

JOBIT: Galdon, Rev. Peter P. [MC1976 RIP]


Reverend Peter P. Galdon

Reverend Peter P. Galdon, 68, Pastor Emeritus, Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, Bayonne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Reverend Galdon attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School and Marist High School in Bayonne, Seton Hall University in South Orange, Manhattan College in New York City and Immaculate Conception Seminary in Mahwah. He held a Masters Degree in Religious Studies.

He was ordained May 25, 1968. He was Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s Parish in Nutley, NJ (1968-1977), Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in East Orange (1977-1978), Pastor of Assumption & All Saints Parish in Jersey City (1978-1986), Pastor of St. Nicholas Parish in Jersey City (1986-1998), Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish (1998-2005).

He was the beloved son of the late Mary C. (Wasko) and George J. Galdon; and cherished brother of the late Reverend Joseph A. Galdon, S.J., George J. Galdon, Jr., and Reverend Richard M. Galdon. He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home. He will then be viewed from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. A Vigil Mass will be offered on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

If you would like to make a donation in Father Peter’s memory, please do so to either: St. Vincent’s Food Pantry or American Cancer Society (envelopes will be available at the funeral home.) G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home, Inc. 984 Avenue C Bayonne, NJ 07002 (201) 339-0220

Published in The Jersey Journal on November 11, 2011


Galdon, Rev. Peter P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/jerseyjournal/guestbook.aspx?n=peter-galdon&pid=154557871&cid=full

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:47 PM
Subject: Galdon, Rev. Peter P. 1976 RIP

Dear John,

I believe that Father is a member of the Class of 1976.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Galdon, Rev. Peter P. [MC1976 RIP]

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Nov 11, 2011 

JNEWS: Hanna, Robert [MC1980] nominated for NJ BPU


New head nominated for NJ Board of Public Utilities

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Robert Hanna of Madison, a director with the state Department of Law and Public Safety, was nominated Thursday by Governor Christie as the new president of the state Board of Public Utilities.

Hanna would replace Lee Solomon, who has held the post since early 2010. Christie plans to nominate Solomon to a Superior Court judgeship, a position he held before coming to the BPU.

Both Solomon and Hanna worked for Christie when the governor was U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Hanna, a graduate of Manhattan College and the Fordham University School of Law, is currently the director of the Division of Law in the state Division of Law and Public Safety. As an assistant U.S. attorney, he worked on cases involving securities and health care fraud. Hanna also worked in a Newark law firm. Christie called Hanna “an extraordinarily qualified and talented individual.”

Hanna said he plans to look into “the responses by all of the utility companies to the snowstorm and Hurricane Irene, and assessing them, and seeing what steps should be taken going forward.”

Christie praised Solomon’s work on “expanding clean, renewable energy production like solar and offshore wind and putting forward a responsible, aggressive and achievable energy master plan for New Jersey’s energy future.”

The BPU regulates utilities, including electricity, water, natural gas and cable television. Hanna’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the state Senate.

Staff writer Juliet Fletcher contributed to this story. E-mail: lynn@northjersey.com

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Hanna, Robert [MC????]

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Hanna, Robert 1980 nominated for NJ BPU

Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1980.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hanna, Robert [MC1980]

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Nov 11, 2011 

MFOUND: Caroline O [MC????] Dedicated Spanish Tutor


Caroline O.

Dedicated Spanish Tutor

I am a graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Psychology. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Spanish Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. I am also an adjunct instructor at Manhattan College. I have experience teaching entry level Spanish courses which cover and assess reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. I am a dedicated and motivated individual that enjoys teaching and sharing the Spanish language with others. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.

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[JR: Anyone need a tutor?]

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Nov 11, 2011 

MTWITTER: Some pics of MC





Manhattan College Rebranding Campaign November 3-4, 2011 Bronx, NY Photo by Nathan Nanouris… fb.me/1eXWHj2Zj

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[JR: He asserts a copyright on the photos, despite placing them on FACEBOOK. I'm confused. And, if these were done for MC, then aren't they "works for hire". Did MC approve their use? When everything else about "rebranding" is generally "tight"? But since this low budget op doesn't need the hassle, you have to look yourself. I wouldn't have allowed the guys with a bottle associated with my campaign, but I'm just a fat old white guy injineer. ]

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Nov 11, 2011 

JNEWS: Roberts, Brian [MC1985] CFO of Warner Music Group


Brian Roberts to Become CFO of Warner Music Group Corp.

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NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwire) — 11/10/11 — Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) announced today that Brian Roberts will become WMG’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, by January 1, 2012. Roberts, who will report to WMG CEO Stephen Cooper, will succeed Steven Macri. Macri, who has been WMG’s Executive Vice President and CFO since 2008, has decided to leave WMG, but will remain in his position until up to the end of this year to ensure a smooth transition. Roberts currently serves as Senior Vice President and CFO of Warner/Chappell Music, WMG’s music publishing business, a position he’s held since 2007.

WMG’s Chairman of the Board, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. said, “Steve Macri has done an outstanding job, overseeing our global financial operations with skill and vision, and putting in place a team of top-flight financial executives, including Brian Roberts. Brian’s financial acumen and deep understanding of the music industry and the company make him the ideal candidate to fill this vital role.”

Prior to joining Warner/Chappell in 2007, Roberts served for five years as BMG Music Publishing’s Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration of North and South America. In that role, he managed all finance and administrative operations in that company’s Core, Contemporary Christian and Production Music divisions.

Roberts received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Manhattan College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

About Warner Music Group

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Roberts, Brian 1985 CFO of Warner Music Group

Dear John,

I believe that Brian is a member of the Class of 1985.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Roberts, Brian [MC1985]

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Nov 11, 2011 

MFOUND: MC Student petition


Would you let yourself be prevented from using something that you paid for?!

You pay tuition, a lot of tuition. The fact is that when you pay to go to Manhattan College, you pay for things like renovations to the school, activities that are set up for the students, and the use of facilities like the gym. The MC Athletics Department is attempting to block any non-athlete student from using the free-weight room for multiple hours! This prevents us students, who usually only have small windows of free time during the day, from working out and enjoying the facilities that we pay for!

How is your money different than an athlete students money?! The fact is that a noticeable amount of athletes (not all) do not pay to go to MC since they receive scholarship money, and the average student that pays their full tuition is being restricted from something that they pay for so that students that don’t pay can use it!

Tell the Manhattan College Athletics Department that Draddy Gym is our gym and we will use it when we want!

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[JR: I found this "interesting" in that it's "reserved", yet at least one report that it's "unused". Hmm. Lot of money for something not to be used.]

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Nov 11, 2011 

JHQ: Mens’ Bball opener with reception 11/12 1200

Dear Ferdinand,

Support our Manhattan College Men’s Basketball team as they face NJIT in their home opener this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium.

Head Coach Steve Masiello will join fans at a pregame reception in newly refurbished Café 1853 (formerly Plato’s Cave, Thomas Hall, 2nd Floor) to offer a preview of the afternoon’s hardwood match. The reception will begin at 12:00 noon with Coach stopping by around 12:15 p.m.  

Finger food and a cash bar will be available for guests.

For ticket information and more athletics news, visit www.gojaspers.com.

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Nov 12, 2011 

JHQ: Spring 2011 Communications Department Newsletter


Manhattan College Communication Department

Be apart of our COMM(unity) http://www.manhattan.edu/academics/arts/comm/newsletter/COMM%28unity%29_Spring_2011.pdf


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[JR: Spring 2011 Communications Department Newsletter; it's a interesting read.]

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Nov 12, 2011

JNEWS: Turco, Jonscott [MC????] Coaches New College Graduates


Human Resources Expert Jonscott Turco Coaches New College Graduates
PRWEB.COM Newswire
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 11, 2011

Jonscott Turco, MA, a Management Consultant and Human Resources expert, is speaking to soon-to-be graduates at several MBA and Undergraduate university programs throughout New York City. In an effort to enhance their preparedness, Jonscott has created workshops and informational materials for the students.

“It’s great to spend time with students and help them navigate through the arduous and confusing world they encounter as they plan their graduation, networking and negotiating strategies”, said Turco. Through the programs, students were introduced to different difficult situations that could occur during networking and interview efforts. As part of the workshops, students were engaged in interview scenarios and other real-world practice role play.

Jonscott Turco’s workshops and business techniques are prime tools used in his private practice, Jonscott Turco M.A., C.S.C.S, Counseling & Sports Psychology. “It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience to work with students, not only at my alma mater, Manhattan College, but throughout the NY metro area”, Turco explained. “It’s hard to believe it’s been so long since I sat in their chairs. I see the promise in their faces and it’s a thrill to help in any way I can”.

Mr. Turco has also instructed students at the collegiate level in Marketing and Human Resources areas. Through his workshops, one-on-one, and group work, Jonscott educates the students on all areas of their career strategy and planning, as well as guided them on how to effectively perform in all stages of their careers.

About Jonscott Turco

As a student at Manhattan College, Mr. Turco received his Bachelor of Science degree, as well as his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. As a graduate student, he worked to start the Cooperative Alcohol and Drug Response Effort (CADRE) as a recipient of a graduate fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. For the past 20 years, Jonscott Turco has worked to help senior executives and organizations conceive, plan, and implement dynamic business and human capital initiatives. His innovative techniques have helped his clients drive more accountable business practices, grow individually, and achieve bottom line results. He created the unique approaches currently offered by his practice, Jonscott Turco, M.A., C.S.C.S, Counseling & Sports Psychology in Manhattan and Westchester New York.. Jonscott’s professional experience in the sports industry as a former NBA employee, as well as his personal accomplishments as an athlete and Ironman triathlete, helps him connect to his clients and craft a uniquely collaborative and supportive approach to their individual opportunities.


Turco, Jonscott [MC????]

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Nov 12, 2011

JBLOGGER: Miscia, Dana (MC2009) scheduled for 11/27 ironman tri



Sometimes I wonder

Sometimes I wonder if things should have been better left unsaid,
or if I hold them inside forever and pretend,
I wonder if things would have been different
If I wouldnt have have gotten myself into the mess I created,
Now, I feel like I am hated,
This isnt just one situation its many,
But no matter what happens, I’ve had enough already
Now I have to move on and carry this pitty
That all of this has made me feel so shitty
If things are never right and I am always wrong,
Then more the reason I need to move on,
Just like my sister and my relatives,
Theres no reason that things should be as is,
Now I can only remember the past,
and how long these memories will last…

Posted by Ownit Liveit at 7:57 PM

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[JR: Miscia, Dana (MC2009) is listed as doing "Nov 27 IRONMAN COZUMEL". Let's all wish her the best of luck in a grueling event ... ... (Goes without saying, any Jaspers down there might consider giving her a round of applause as some point in the race; might make all the difference. I'd go, but I'm giving platelets the day before. Each to our own challenges. I'll applaud from here. Always amazed at what our fellow Jasper accomplish.) ... ... and hope that her memories last only as long as she wants them too. Donna Nobis Pacem]

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Nov 12, 2011

JHQ: Arsenic and Old Lace 11/17 2100 11/18 2000


Arsenic and Old Lace
Thursday, November 17, 2011 9.00pm

Directed by David Miller in his debut as Manhattan College’s new program director of theater.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. The play was directed by Bretaigne Windust, and opened on January 10, 1941. On September 25, 1943, the play moved to the Hudson Theater. It closed there on June 17, 1944, having played 1,444 performances.

Of the 12 plays written by Kesselring, “Arsenic and Old Lace” was the most successful, and, according to the opening night review in The New York Times, the play was “so funny that none of us will ever forget it.”

The performance will be held in The Box: 516 Thomas.

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Arsenic and Old Lace
Friday, November 18, 2011 8.00pm

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Nov 12, 2011

JHQ: Veteran Program Expands


Manhattan College’s Veteran Program Expands

For nearly a century, Manhattan College has invested in the education of veterans, spanning from World War I to the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars. Most recently, the College is helping to support the education of 45 veterans as a partner in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program. Since the bill was passed, Manhattan has doubled the number of enrolled veterans.

An ever-growing number of young men and women in the United States joined the military to fight for their country in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, and to help others around the world receive the same freedoms that U.S. citizens have. According to the 2010 U.S. Census’ American Community Survey, nearly 1,408,612 veterans in the United States are between the ages of 18 and 34. But thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, most veterans now will have a better chance of receiving education benefits that in most cases pay for 100 percent of their college degrees.

“Manhattan College is proud to welcome our veteran students to campus and honor these men and women for their service,” says Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of the College. “They not only bring skills, experience and values to add to our community but also contribute to the Lasallian education of placing service at the core.”

The Post-9/11 GI Bill was passed on Aug. 1, 2009, and allows veterans who served in active duty on or after Sept. 11 to receive educational benefits from a college or university approved for GI Bill benefits, such as Manhattan College, and pays up to $17,500 of the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition. In addition to veterans, the bill allows active duty service members to transfer education benefits to a dependant or spouse.

President Obama made an amendment to the Post-9/11 GI Bill on Aug. 3, 2011, when the Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 was signed into law. The act sanctions the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay more than $17,500 in tuition and fees in seven states, including Arizona, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. In order to qualify, students must have been enrolled at the same college or university since Jan. 4. 2011, and be enrolled in a program for which the tuition and fees for full-time attendance during the 2010-2011 academic year exceeds $17,500.

As a partner in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program, Manhattan College veteran students are now eligible (based on length of service) for tuition and fees paid by the VA up to $17,500 with Manhattan College matching up to $15,000 under the Yellow Ribbon program for the fall and spring semesters during the academic year. Veteran students will also receive a housing allowance (based on enrollment and eligibility tier). The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, and benefits are generally payable for up to 15 years following release from active duty.

“We at Manhattan College are very proud of the increasing number of veterans who are pursuing their education as part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program,” says Richard Satterlee, Ph.D., vice president for student life. “In my experience, these men and women are often some of our most serious students and recognize in a unique way what a true privilege it is to be on a college campus.”

From the first day that veteran students express an interest in attending Manhattan College, the College strives to make the process as smooth as possible with assistance in admission, financial aid and residence life. Students work directly with Agnes Flynn, the College’s certifying officer for the veterans, who administers all of the paperwork for admission and registration, as well as answers questions. In addition, student financial services meets with veteran students, when they start, to explain the reimbursement process.

The College’s student development and residence life team are also dedicated to helping students become acclimated to campus life and the overall transition process. In fact, Sonny Ago, Ed.D., assistant vice president for student life, was also recently hired to help enhance and develop programming for veterans at the College.

“Whether a veteran student chooses to live on or off campus, student development is available to assist and support students with any questions,” says Michael Carey, Psy.D., dean of students. “From the start of the semester, we encourage students to join clubs and activities and immerse themselves in campus life.” Carey also added that as a way to welcome veteran students, student development would host a dinner on Nov. 15.

As an active supporter of the tremendous benefits available from the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program, the College’s admissions office is available Monday-Friday by appointment to answer questions and also hosts regular Saturday information sessions (including Nov. 12 and 19, and Dec. 3 and 10). To learn more, visit http://manhattan.edu/admissions/visits.shtml.

“We at Manhattan College are grateful for our veterans’ gift of service, and we are happy to do our part to help these students to make the transition to the next stage of their lives,” O’Donnell says.

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Nov 12, 2011

JHQ: Arabic Film Screening 11/16 1800


Arabic Film Screening: Caramel
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6.00pm

Caramel revolves around the intersecting lives of five Lebanese women.

Event sponsored by: MLL, MSA, Peace Studies, Religious Studies and The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center. This event is open to the public and will be held in Hayden Hall 100.

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Nov 12, 2011

ENDNOTE: Shouldn’t we ALL be incensed that this was covered up?


What the Joe Paterno Scandal and the Penn State Riots Say About America
by Wayne Allyn Root

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How could this happen in my America? Is everyone truly mad? Is winning football games more important than a 10-year old boy’s safety? How about dozens of innocent little boys? Is protecting a respected institution more important than stopping a child rapist? Why would educated responsible administrators with 6-figure and 7-figure salaries make the same decision to cover-up a heinous crime as priests and bishops and cardinals for the Catholic Church?

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I can’t imagine any of the thinking that allowed this to go on. “Papa Joe”? Mike McQueary? Any of the executives of Penn State? Anybody?

I can’t understand Penn State any more than I can understand the Catholic Church.

I can’t understand the Parents and Guardians of these abused children.

I can understand that “We, The Sheeple” are tolerant of celebrities, star athletes, and “winning” coaches.

I’m speechless, but I’d love to be on that jury.

I’m ashamed of Penn State and the Catholic Church.

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